Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG Secure Radio Communications, Radiolocation Systems
Since its inception almost eighty years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has offered innovation, precision and quality across the wireless communications sector. The company is founded on four central concepts: broadcasting, radio-monitoring, test and measurement and secure communications. Headquartered in Munich, in Germany, Rohde & Schwarz is a world-leading electronics specialist in all its commercial markets. The board of executives is comprised of the chairman Manfred Fleischmann, Christian Leicher and Gerhard Geier.
Rohde & Schwarz, a family owned, independent company, generates its growth from its own resources. At present there are 8,400 workers around the world helping to make the company a success. In the fiscal year from July 2010 to June 2011, Rohde & Schwarz produced a net revenue of €1.6 billion. The company has a fine-meshed sales and service network offering local services in more than seventy countries around the world. Around ninety percent of the company's revenue comes from exports.
Rohde & Schwarz offer a comprehensive range of communications systems including:
- Airborne Radio Communications Systems
- Stationary and Shipborne Communications Systems
- Tactical Radio Communications Systems
- Signal Intelligence
- Spectrum Monitoring Systems
- Voice and Data Encryption
- Test and Measurement Instruments
- RF Spectrum Analyzers
Secure Radio Communications
Secure communications for military and government authorities
Governments, armed forces and civil authorities need to communicate securely and effectively. This is vital for the success of national and multinational undertakings. The company provides interoperable, secure radio communications equipment for airborne, seaborne and land-based deployments.
The company is working hard to develope next generation SDR's (Software Defined Radios) for secure radio communications. For instance, towards the end of 2008, the German Armed Forces commissioned a software defined radio base unit as part of the SVFuA future joint radio system.
Worldwide, over two hundred airports have deployed Rohde and Schwarz communications equipment. In 2011, Rohde & Schwarz extended their air traffic control product range with the addition of new voice communications equipment.
Rohde & Schwarz design cryptographic systems and devices aimed at government departments, the German Armed Forces and other military forces, ensuring secure transmission of voice and data signals.
Radiolocation for internal and external security
Threat scenarios can frequently be recognised at an early stage using radio intelligence systems. Rohde & Schwarz offer effective solutions for detecting and pinpointing suspicious communications. Rohde & Schwarz's range of radiolocation systems includes direction finders, receivers, antennas, signal analyzers and customised equipment solutions, which have been deployed in internal and international security operations for several decades.
Another important concern is satellite monitoring. Rohde & Schwarz offer both static and mobile monitoring systems for deployment in the air, at sea and on the ground. These systems help government agencies around the world to gain an overview of satellite-based audio and data transmissions.